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Old 18.05.2011, 13:16
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Last time I checked I had a British passport
Aye, but its the Scots part that gets pissed about it... admit it.

I have a British passport too, and don't get annoyed if someone calls the UK England. I note the mistake and move on with my life. Occasionally, I'll try to correct the person, but as that usually requires a long explanation about the difference between the UK, GB, Britain, the British Isles, Ireland, N Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales... I tend not to.

Scottish people on the other hand...



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The Union is brilliant. Neither England nor Scotland would be half the countries they are today if it hadn't been for the Union. There are certain inequalities between the two nations which really ought to be addressed, but it would be a great pity to have a divorce, no matter how amicable it might be.

Northern Ireland, on the other hand, is nothing but a drain. I understand that it would be impossible, for democratic, constitutional and historical reasons, to give the bloody province as a present to the Republic of Ireland, but I doubt there are many British people who would be sorry to see it go. I doubt, for that matter, that there are many Irish people who would be happy to receive it!

I wonder what the Queen thinks?
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Old 18.05.2011, 13:21
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Aye, but its the Scots part that gets pissed about it... admit it.

I have a British passport too, and don't get annoyed if someone calls the UK England. I note the mistake and move on with my life. Occasionally, I'll try to correct the person, but as that usually requires a long explanation about the difference between the UK, GB, Britain, the British Isles, Ireland, N Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales... I tend not to.

Scottish people on the other hand...



As your "" shows...
Last time I checked Mel Gibson was Australian was he not?
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Old 18.05.2011, 13:36
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I wonder what the Queen thinks?
Too busy collecting the cash from her crown estates.

In 2010 a UK Parliament Treasury Committee report on the Crown Estate, the first for 20 years, reported that
  • the Crown Estate has a monopoly over the marine environment, and has focused too strongly on collecting revenues rather than acting in the long-term public interest around ports and harbours;
  • the quality of residential property management in the urban estate falls short. Consultation processes have lacked transparency, and the Committee was “particularly concerned” that the Crown Estate had failed to consult local bodies which had rights to nominate key workers;
  • some non-commercial historic properties should be reviewed with a view to transferring management to conservation bodies such as English Heritage;
  • Ministers should take a greater interest in the Crown Estate, because its overall management struggles to balance revenue generating with acting in the wider public interest.
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Old 18.05.2011, 14:01
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Re: Our Majesty`s royal visit to Eire



the turn this thread has taken reminds me of this scene
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Old 18.05.2011, 14:02
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Re: Our Majesty`s royal visit to Eire

Apparently Sinn Fein's political monthly magazine outbid "Hello!" for the exclusive photography rights to the visit.

If you ask me, they overpaid, considering that all they really need is one good shot.
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Apparently Sinn Fein's political monthly magazine outbid "Hello!" for the exclusive photography rights to the visit.

If you ask me, they overpaid, considering that all they really need is one good shot.
Old, but still funny for reason one should be ashamed about.
Like prince Phillip.
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I doubt, for that matter, that there are many Irish people who would be happy to receive it!
At least it would stop them blaming us for all the trouble.
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Last estimates still say a half
Half of not much is very little!
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Old 18.05.2011, 14:19
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Last time I checked Mel Gibson was Australian was he not?
That's weak. Really weak.
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Why give them cash when we can give them N.Ireland
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Re: Our Majesty`s royal visit to Eire

As an Irish man living here in fabulous Zürich listening to the Irish media, on-line, spewing their saccharine bile about the "maturing" of our relationship between Ireland and Britain my main thought is "get over it"

If the Polish can reconcile with Russia over the Katyn massacre (which happened quite recently, compared to the Irish war of independence) why does it take Ireland twice a long to come to terms with what happened and move on?

I couldn't care less about the Queen visit. I'd prefer a load of pissed-up Geordies coming over instead, we might actually make a profit out of that! Help to pay back our loans!
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I wonder whether she used her token at the Storehouse today and enjoyed a pint.
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:39
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That's weak. Really weak.
Point I'm trying to make is that saying England when you mean the UK is wrong. When people make basic mistakes due to their own ignorance, it annoys me.

I guess the English have a higher threshold for ignorance than the Scottish maybe?
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Point I'm trying to make is that saying England when you mean the UK is wrong. When people make basic mistakes due to their own ignorance, it annoys me.

I guess the English have a higher threshold for ignorance than the Scottish maybe?
Well we have to, we live next door to... well the Scots
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Well we have to, we live next door to... well the Scots
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Its the way I tell em he he
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Point I'm trying to make is that saying England when you mean the UK is wrong. When people make basic mistakes due to their own ignorance, it annoys me.
Keep telling yourself that, and one day you may even believe it yourself.

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I guess the English have a higher threshold for ignorance than the Scottish maybe?
...or just simply that the English have no or smaller chips?
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Old, but still funny for reason one should be ashamed about.
Like prince Phillip.
Ah, you mean this Prince Philip...?

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Keep telling yourself that, and one day you may even believe it yourself.


What did I say which was incorrect? Or are you disputing that ignorance annoys me?
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